Ten Years On...
April 9, 2013 marks ten years since the fall of Baghdad. Ten years since the invasion. Since the lives of millions of Iraqis changed forever. It’s difficult to believe. It feels like only yesterday I was sharing day to day activities with the world. I feel obliged today to put my thoughts down on the blog once again, probably for the last time.
by Janet Weil “The U.S. has caused more instability to the Iraqi people in the last twenty years than any other threat. By first supporting and arming Saddam, then sanctioning him, and then toppling his country’s entire infrastructure with bombing and occupation, we have caused this disaster in Iraq. Military intervention didn’t bring peace and [...]
by Janet Weil “Does my sassiness upset you?” – Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014) This past week was punctuated, for me as for many people, by the news of two very different sorts of deaths. The natural passing away, at age 86, of author/performer/teacher Maya Angelou at home after a long life of many achievements; [...]
Dear American Mother, I wish you a good morning, if you are reading this in the morning, and I wish you a good evening if you are reading this in the evening. I am an Arab, eastern mother from Iraq. Today, I stand before you and share with you your day and give you my [...]
عيد امهات سعيد ..اعذريني ايتها الام الامريكية اهنئك وفي عيناي دمعتان الاولى على ابني الذي استشهد في الحرب والثانية على ابني الاخر لانه في المعتقل .. كنت اتمنى ان اهنئك وانا زاهية .. مثلما كان بلدي . مطمئنة ..مثلما كانت بغداد تغرد بضحكات اطفالها ..واصوات هدير الحمام وهي تحلق فوق النخيل ..كنت اتمنى ان احتفل [...]
From Lawyers Against War: G.W. Bush and Canada defy the law – BUSH TO VISIT TORONTO George W. Bush plans to come to Toronto next month in defiance of the United Nations Committee against Torture report that Canada’s duty to prosecute foreign nationals suspected of torture applies to everyone entering Canada however temporarily. see advert below. PLEASE [...]